Carey Martell has over twenty years of experience in the martial arts, having studied a variety of styles including Taekwondo, Boxing, Combat Hapkido, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Aikido, Jeet Kune Do and Escrima. He served five years in the US Army from 2000 to 2005 including one tour of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom. His primary occupation as a soldier was Infantryman and his advanced education included certifications in riot training, close quarters combat and combat lifesaving techniques. He served as his platoon's hand-to-hand combat instructor. After leaving the military with an honorable discharge he became a digital media expert and is currently Chief Executive Officer of Martell Broadcasting Systems, Inc. Carey formerly served as the Vice President of Thunder TV, the internet television division of Thunder Digital Media.